Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 27th November 2006, 21:50   #151
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,180
Thanked: 2,369 Times
Default

I have a hunch that this car would look quite a stunner in an estate bodystyle. As per Sedan bodystyle, it isn't just going well. But if you reduce the screen brightness such that the front quarterglass can't be made out, it actually looks good. Photoshop experts can start by blacking out the entire window area from the front quarterglass to know what I mean.
1100D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 22:04   #152
Ram
Senior - BHPian
 
Ram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Singapore, Mumbai, Nagpur
Posts: 2,165
Thanked: 146 Times
Default

Friends,
My two-bits worth!

Ram

Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 22:17   #153
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,048
Thanked: 1,492 Times
Default

Judging from Thainogkok's images, the interior looks like a facsimile of the Swift's, including the gear knob, the auxilliary switches, steering wheel, ash tray, the meters, interior door handles - everything except the clock display. Talk about salvaging from the parts bin!

Overall is still nice though.

@ Ram: the "VVT" is probably going to be replaced by " 1.6 " in India !

Last edited by theMAG : 27th November 2006 at 22:20.
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 22:36   #154
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,559
Thanked: 839 Times
Default

As Ram has pointed out, the door sill looks really really ugly. The car looks good in bits and pieces. The a-pillar thing with the quarter glass wont look out of place in a minivan/MPV, where things tend to dip forward abruptly after the pillar.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th November 2006, 23:38   #155
Senior - BHPian
 
danlalan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: mumbai,JUHU
Posts: 1,597
Thanked: 133 Times
Default

suzuki better changes to that A-PILLAR before this baby comes to india.look really out of place.interiors do look a lot borrowed from the swift.
danlalan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 10:28   #156
Distinguished - BHPian
 
supremeBaleno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Weekdays@Chennai, Weekends@Kerala
Posts: 5,167
Thanked: 1,648 Times
Default

What about the rear view ? No rear snaps ? That's been the big grouse with the current Baleno and hopefully MUL has a bootylicious A** for the car this time around.

Overall, I think the car looks good. And as Himanshu said, it would be nice to have the performance @ the 100 h.p. figure (minimum).
supremeBaleno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 12:25   #157
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

It looks like a Hyundai.
Boom Shiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 12:34   #158
Team-BHP Support
 
benbsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 8,045
Thanked: 3,528 Times
Default

While the first pic of the new Baleno looked bad, the new ones posted make it look better. If people in indai cud lap up design blunders such as the Verna's nose, and so on, this one looks much better.

The OB looked gud, save for the rear end.
benbsb29 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 12:58   #159
Distinguished - BHPian
 
supremeBaleno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Weekdays@Chennai, Weekends@Kerala
Posts: 5,167
Thanked: 1,648 Times
Default

Oh, man. @Boom, there could not possibly be a more worse insult.

BTW, which Hyundai does it resemble ?

Last edited by supremeBaleno : 28th November 2006 at 13:01.
supremeBaleno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 13:23   #160
BHPian
 
Equus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 879
Thanked: 159 Times
Default

You bet! Nice pics indeed - Thanks Thainogkok! Bring it on, Maruti!!
Most folks would be perfectly fine with Baleno's current engine too!
Equus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 13:39   #161
BANNED
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,054
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Oh damn, please don't flame me I didn't mean it as an insult!!!

Well I think the silver pic looks a bit like the Elantra, especially the rear, while the front has a bit of Embera. Just my own perception though.
Boom Shiva is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 16:19   #162
Distinguished - BHPian
 
supremeBaleno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Weekdays@Chennai, Weekends@Kerala
Posts: 5,167
Thanked: 1,648 Times
Default

The way the new crop of C-segment sedans look, they could all as well be a copy of each other - basically nothing much to speak of in the looks department.

Let me just hope I don't get flamed by the "slanted H" guys.
supremeBaleno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th November 2006, 20:35   #163
Team-BHP Support
 
theMAG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 7,048
Thanked: 1,492 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by supremeBaleno View Post
What about the rear view ? No rear snaps ? That's been the big grouse with the current Baleno and hopefully MUL has a bootylicious A** for the car this time around.

Overall, I think the car looks good. And as Himanshu said, it would be nice to have the performance @ the 100 h.p. figure (minimum).

SB,

The rear looks similar to the Fiesta's. Much better than the effect of the previous Baleno. The car actually looks well balanced
theMAG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2006, 13:08   #164
Senior - BHPian
 
esteem_lover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Madras/Py
Posts: 7,554
Thanked: 447 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
SB,

The rear looks similar to the Fiesta's. Much better than the effect of the previous Baleno. The car actually looks well balanced

It better be. i dont think people will digest such styling anymore, whether you call it european or japanese.
esteem_lover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th November 2006, 13:20   #165
BHPian
 
shrivz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Pune, MH12
Posts: 603
Thanked: 92 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by esteem_lover View Post
It better be. i dont think people will digest such styling anymore, whether you call it european or japanese.
"the Brit Look alike Japanese sedan!"
courtesy: Rohit Paradkar (Rash)

Quoted from here:
The Sagittarian Angel
shrivz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Baleno BS-III to Baleno BS-II BlackBull Technical Stuff 0 22nd September 2006 21:50
New member with a new Baleno Trident Introduce yourself 22 23rd October 2005 22:44


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 13:58.

Copyright 2000 - 2018, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks